6/6. Fergal Keane talks to Anwar Ibrahim , once the anointed successor of former prime minister of Malaysia, Mathathir Mohamed. Ibrahim was imprisoned for six years and tortured when he spoke out against corruption. He denies charges of political opportunism and describes how his childhood under the last years of colonial rule shaped his thirst for real democracy in Asia. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm
2/5. Mining used to be a part of life for many places in Britain where now little evidence remains. How do the surviving miners remember it? This week Ian McMillan visits the forgotten coalfield of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, to find OUt. Producer Tim Dee
: The Sailorin the Wardrobe
2/5. Despite it being forbidden, Hugo cannot resist playing his Beatles record on his father's new stereo. Stanley Townsend continues to read from Hugo Hamilton 's memoir about his adolescence. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Led by Father Philip Sumner. Holy, Holy, Holy (Nicaea).
Revelation 4, vvl-8. The Cherubic Hymn (Gretchaninoff). Praise to the Lord (Lobe den Herren). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Richard Tanner.
5/8. Happy Families. Being a parent is challenging, but for animals truly to succeed they must breed and pass their genes on to the next generation. Aubrey Manning discovers how reed warbler parents can end up rearing a monster cuckoo chick that is nothing to do with them at all. But in other animal societies, such as meerkats, mum and dad have numerous helpers who collect food and care for their young. Producer Mary Colwell
, Not Necessarily in theRight Order
4/4. Spike Jones - the Man Who Murdered Music
A profile of American big-band musical comedian Spike Jones , a major star of the 1940s and 50s. With his City
Slickers, never averse to wearing wigs, playing toilet seats, or tuning gunshots to C sharp, he mixed the highbrow and the lowbrow, and instrumental virtuosity and sonic hijinks into a blend that startled and delighted audiences. Rainer Hersch talks to Jones's son, Spike Jones Jr. about the life and work of his father. Producer Julian Mayers
Topical consumer affairs reports, with John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
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Conductor and violinist Roy Goodman journeys to Rome to unravel the mysteries surrounding Gregorio Allegri 's iconic Lenten choral work Miserere. With contributions from Andrew Parrott , David Willcocks and Dr David Hill. Producer Simon Vivian Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
Sandi Toksvig stars in Sheila Hannon 's high-spirited dramatisation of the true story of Mary Hamilton , who was flogged in 1746 for marrying as a man, and achieved notoriety in a pamphlet published by Henry Fielding.
Music by Kate McNab and Kit Morgan: Producer Sara Davies
Richard Daniel presents the magazine that deals with environmental issues. Producer Nick Patrick
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2/5. The Telegram. "Only a person with a real taste for the macabre, a self-destructive streak, would choose to drink down at the railway station." By Charlotte Hobson. Read by John Kazek. For details see yesterday
1/6. Accentuate the Positive. Emily's gone to Australia after her broken engagement. Charlotte's still engaged, and Roger's had some worrying news at work - it looks like Anna's shoulder's going to get cried on quite a lot. Written and produced by Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett
2/5. A Good Woman. Shalini from Bangladesh has been caught shoplifting. Nina the interpreter finds that she is a lonely widow who has spent her whole life giving, and now she's determined to take something back. By Anjum Malik. For cast and more details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
4/9. Headteachers are now among Britain's most powerful public-sector managers, controlling budgets worth millions of pounds. As ministers press ahead with measures designed to give schools even more financial freedom, Fran Abrams asks who steps in when heads step over the line. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
7/12. Kidney Disease. Kidney disease is on the rise, according to some recent reports. The solutions for kidney failure are dialysis - in which a patient is attached to a machine for hours - or transplantation, for which there is a long waiting-list. Dr Mark Porter examines the causes of the increase in kidney problems and reports on how they can be prevented and treated.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
6/6. Building Bridges. Jon Ronson talks to Tom Hart Dyke about his efforts to communicate with his Columbian kidnappers. He also hears how writer Jesse Armstrong failed to build bridges while working in politics, and speaks to Gerry Farrell , a man who took revenge when his council seemed to refuse to rebuild a bridge, Producer Simon Jacobs
1/3. Satirical comedy with Stephen Fry and John Bird as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe.
Producer Dawn Ellis
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